Marvin Jones on Bengals O: “It’s crazy the talent that we have”

AP

The Bengals are 6-0 and rolling, and as difficult as it has proven to stop their offenses, figuring out which direction it’s coming from might be tougher.

When Marvin Jones led the way with nine catches for 95 yards and a touchdown in yesterday’s win at Buffalo, he became the fourth different player to lead them in receiving yards this season. Previously, it was tight end Tyler Eifert, and before that A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu.

It’s crazy the talent that we have,” Jones said via C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It’s just fun, it makes it more exciting. You never know, game-in and game-out whose turn it’s going to be?”

Of course, it’s only exciting if you’re a Bengals fan, as the Bills were clearly frustrated. They drew up a defense designed to stop Green, which is a reasonable plan if it works. They found out it had its limitations.

“That team has lit up everybody in the league,” Bills coach Rex Ryan said. “You take away this guy, take away that guy and this other dude beats you.”

But it was Jones that stole the show Sunday, not just with his stats but his style, as he flipped into the end zone when it was his turn.

“I’m not surprised by anything he does,” offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said. “That guy’s a football player, a really good football player. I’ve always said that. And having him healthy and on our team with Tyler and A.J. and Mo, it gives us a different dimension.”

They have so many, that at some point the division of labor might be a problem. But in Cincinnati, no one’s complaining about the number of targets, and Andy Dalton keeps spreading it around well enough to make everyone happy.

34 responses to “Marvin Jones on Bengals O: “It’s crazy the talent that we have”

  1. You fanboys can squawk all you want, until Howdy Doody and Marvin Lewis do something in the playoffs though, nothing has changed.

    Nothing.

  2. Cincy looks the real deal this season. Good D and crazy weapons on Offense.

    Right now they look like the only AFC team who can realistically hang with the Pats in January.

    Denver has the D to slow them down but unless they can force the Patriots into multiple turnovers I can’t see them having enough offense to beat the Pats.

    We’ll see how much a really elite D can slow down the Pats next week when the Jets come to town.

  3. As a Bills fan, the Begnals looked good, and the Bills looked bad, and I’m frustrated with this defense that has crawled under a rock against the 3 good QB’s its faced, and abandoned the blitz and schemes that make it a successful offense.

    That said, if I see one more Jets fan say “told you so” and talk about how much better they are- stop. The Jets have had the softest schedule and are the fakest 4-1 team I have ever seen. You really think Fitzpatrick is leading you to the playoffs? There is a reason he is on his 4th team in as many years. Wait until you play someone. You have one good win (Indy) and you only won that because Gore fumbled untouched at the goal line.

  4. “You fanboys can squawk all you want, until Howdy Doody and Marvin Lewis do something in the playoffs though, nothing has changed.

    Nothing”

    Keep saying it till January, joe. I know you have nothing better to do

  5. Marvin Jones – another one of them Cal boys from the Jeff Tedford era. The NFL is littered with them. (Jahvid Best would be another one if not for his retirement-causing concussions)

  6. It’s crazy how fast this time will fall apart, they will loose players cause they can’t afford to keep them all.

  7. I am a Pats fan but Cincy looks really good right now. That victory over Seattle last week was good for Andy and the team. It will be good to see how they are in the playoffs. The way there are playing they should be able to get a bye. Too early to talk about that right now.

  8. This is Andy Dalton with healthy cast of characters.

    #1 wr A.J. Green OUT of 2014 playoff game (plus three games)
    #2 wr Marvin Jones OUT of 2014 playoff game (and season)
    #1 te Tyler Eifert OUT of 2014 playoff game (and season)
    #2 te Jermaine Gresham OUT of 2014 playoff game

    #4 running back Rex Burkhead was teams #1 wide receiver in the 2014 playoff game.

  9. Bengals finally beat a team with a winning record. The combined record of the teams the bengals beat: 11-24
    Impressive

  10. Keep building them up with the “We have crazy talent” and “playoff team” talk….

    Let’s look at who they have beaten:
    Oakland – 2 wins thru 6 weeks of play……
    San Diego – 2 wins thru 6 weeks of play……
    Baltimore – 1 win thru 6 weeks of play……
    Kansas City – 1 win thru 6 weeks of play……
    Seattle – 2 wins thru 6 weeks of play……
    The Intramural League of the NFL this year….

    Buffalo – 3 wins thru 6 weeks of play……
    The Junior Varsity of the NFL this year….

    Their remaining schedule is playing Pittsburg twice (I bet they split this one), Cleveland twice (again split them), Houston, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Baltimore (should be 4 wins), Arizona and Denver (again I see one win and a loss here) final for the regular season 13 wins….easy schedule in the NFL….

    Then you see a real team in the first round of the playoffs and Dalton folds like a house of cards……another end to a season….

  11. To the guy saying they can’t afford to keep all this talent. You are probably right, but it’s a good thing they have a bunch of first and second rounder’s sitting on the bench waiting to step in.

    Anyone who watched the game yesterday saw the cornerback in waiting – Dennard – who would be starting on most NFL rosters.

    Their key to success has been, and will continue to be, their drafts. They’ve done exceptionally well over the past 5 years and it’s showing.

  12. At the beginning of the season, most people had buffalo, San Diego, Baltimore, Seattle, and maybe Kansas City in the playoffs.

    We beat them all.

    Their records aren’t as good because, through 6 weeks of the season, all have at least 1 loss to the Who Deys.

    Perspective is important.

  13. You guys bringing the up the schedule realize that coming into the season that the Bengals drew the third toughest schedule in the league? Pittsburgh has the toughest.

  14. 11-18 for opponents, subtracting out the bengal games. Still a pretty good perspective to take.

  15. “Keep talking Cincy…we’ve been here before”
    ——————————–

    uh yep, and I believe last time we were here we went to the Super bowl.

  16. “You fanboys can squawk all you want, until Howdy Doody and Marvin Lewis do something in the playoffs though, nothing has changed.”

    You can snipe all you want, but nothing has changed in Oakland either. Looks like you are still smarting from that beat down.

  17. Health dictates a lot. Cincy is healthy right now, but it is a long season. We shall see. If Gronk stays healthy the Pats will be tough to stop.

    If the Steelers get healthy during the stretch run and into the playoffs I feel the Steelers are the best team capable of dethroning the Pats. Despite not having Bell and Bryant and missing FGs in week 1 they hung around with the Pats on the road. Their D is coming around, so I like their chances.

    That being said, the Bengals do look appreciably better than last year.

  18. bengalsfan2079 says:
    Oct 19, 2015 11:39 AM

    You guys bringing the up the schedule realize that coming into the season that the Bengals drew the third toughest schedule in the league? Pittsburgh has the toughest.
    ==================================
    Actually, the Bengals drew the second toughest schedule, not the third.

    And for those whining that the Bengals have played nobody:

    Of the 28 games played by the 5 current unbeaten teams, only 2 were against opponents with (current) winning records. (Pitt vs NE) and (Minn vs Den).

  19. Go ahead and ignore the fact that the Bengals’ offense took a good Bills defense out of what they like to do, then dropped 34 on them. You’ll see how it is when it’s your turn on the schedule. Or ask mr toronto… he can tell you.

  20. @concmike- where is your rational that they will split with the 2-4 Browns when youre out there insulting other opponents (2 of which have beat the browns already). Its senseless.

    And as another poster stated- you don’t get to 13-3 in the NFL due to a soft schedule. You do it because youre good. Mediocre teams benefitting from a soft schedule still lose some of the games they should win. Good teams don’t.

    Nice job sinking your own ship.

  21. “Weak” schedule is your excuse, eh? I guess the Packers aren’t very “impressive” either– they are also 6-0, also against teams with a collective 11-24 record. Nor the Broncos, who are 6-0 against teams with a collective 10-24 record. Nobody else is 6-0, so I’ll just stop there.

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